Monday, December 27, 2010

ABCD...

14 letters cut out, painted, distressed and personalized. I bet they made a one of a kind gift!
I can't wait to hear all about it.How was your Christmas?

Friday, December 24, 2010

Joyeux Noel Winner!

Congratulations Tammy from Tattered and Timeless!
Drop me an email or I will contact you after the Holidays!
I hope everyone has a wonderful Christmas and a Happy New Year!


Friday, December 17, 2010

Joyeux Noel Giveway

It has been way to long since I have done a giveaway! In the spirit of Christmas I will be sending this adorable Joyeux Noel sign to one lucky winner. Wouldn't it make a perfect additon to your holiday decorations?
Just leave me a comment that simple! The giveaway will close on December 24th. Good Luck and Happy Holidays!

Thursday, December 16, 2010

Furniture

In between finishing up some orders, decorating and shopping for Christmas I painted two tables. The dressing table below needed some funk so zebra it was! How cute would this be in a girls bedroom with lots of pink! This end table got a fresh coat of black paint and some great glass handles. I am so behind in my posts this one has already sold!
Are you all ready for Christmas? I am NOT just started shopping yesterday. I do this every year you would think I would have learned by now.


Monday, December 13, 2010

Christmas in Little Falls Recap

Well Saturday was absolutely beautiful here! The weather was perfect, people were out and about and extremely friendly! Sales were great for the 5 hours we were at the Indoor Market. We also got some media coverage for The Chicks Along the Canal which we shared on the Chicks Facebook page. (Feel free to "LIKE" us) Really only had 2 complaints. It was very dark inside. I think we ended up with the darkest corner in the place. You can see in the picture below. We borrowed a portable flashlight so we could spotlight our goods if needed. It was also very cold. It actually felt colder inside then it was outside. Does that make any sense?

I met some really great people and it really was a wonderful time! I also found out there is a local Roller Derby team, I never knew that! More on that later though.

Friday, December 10, 2010

Market Signs

Here are a few more that will be available at the market tomorrow 9-2.




Thursday, December 9, 2010

Christmas in Little Falls

This weekend there are big festivities going on. I will be participating in an indoor farmers market. There will be farmers, artists and crafters. You can read about all the other activities HERE. Here is one of the signs I made for the market. I will share a few other things over the next few days. I am not going crazy and making a bunch of things. I just don't need the stress, not over something that is 5 hours. If your around stop by, would love to see you!

Sunday, December 5, 2010

Parisienne Farmgirl Inspiration

Have you visited her before? Her family, home and blog are all beautiful. She decorated her chandeliers so beautiful for Christmas. She inspired me to give it a try. I didn't buy anything just used what I had. Some greenery, red berries, dried hydrangea. It looks better in person, hard to capture on a cell phone picture (sure hopes Santa will bring me a camera, hint hint)

She also has an amazing sign hanging in her living room. You know I am a sucker for beautiful signs. I recreated it with some wood and a decorative piece off of an old dresser. I love how it looks, this is the view from my living room into the dining room.
Hope everyone is having a wonderful weekend!

Friday, December 3, 2010

Looking for something

for your sports loving friends & family?


Thursday, December 2, 2010

Holiday Display

I had the opportunity to decorate the elevator space at The Shops at 25 West. Apparently I thought I have lots of extra time, LOL. I wanted to do something a bit different not necessarily all red and green. I used old dollies as snowflakes attaching them to the wall, I will be adding more hanging down from the ceiling this weekend. The starch didn't keep them as stiff as I would have liked. Someone suggested sugar water, anyone ever used this? What consistency?
I also had Chris build me some "Christmas Trees" out of poplar trees. I think they are adorable and really not difficult. We (Chris) used some branches from a fallen tree, cutting them 2 inches smaller for each branch, drilled holes in them and stacked them on a dowel rod. I love how they are rustic and terribly simple.
Of course I had to have a window in there and I made one of those awesome book page wreaths everyone has created to go on top of it. I really like how it turned out, of course it looks much better in person! Stop by and see it. The Shops are open until 8PM this Friday, December 3rd and our Holiday Open House is Saturday!

Hope everyone is keeping warm!


Sunday, November 28, 2010

The Mustard Seed

I have been helping my dear friends Juli and Gail at The Mustard Seed. I painted and turned this piano piece into an awesome sign for above the handmade soap. The picture doesn't do it justice. There is carved detail around the bottom but the picture is just too dark to see it.
Remember these? Well she hung them off of her awesome ladder system behind the register.
The sign is mobile as they took it to the show they recently did. Look in the right hand corner you can see it.
If you are ever in Little Falls, The Mustard Seed is the place to stop! They have wonderful things!

Wednesday, November 24, 2010

All work and no play...

I transformed this basic wood desk into something that I wouldn't mind working on. (sorry forgot the before picture, I am so out of it without my camera)
Two little birdies are a sweet surprise on the side.





Tuesday, November 23, 2010

Another sign done! I have big plans to get a lot accomplished this long weekend, lets hope I stay motivated!


Friday, November 19, 2010

Rustic Charm

This will be a great Christmas present for a camping family! Went for a rustic look with the bark still on.Sure hope they enjoy it for years to come!

Thursday, November 18, 2010

Sign Madness

I am getting lots of orders for the Holidays and a few for some local businesses. I find myself a bit overwhelmed, but in a good way! One down...12 to go!

Sunday, November 14, 2010

Window Art

I have been trying to use up some of my window stash. (I think I may have a problem I can't pass up a free window, LOL)
This time I pained on burlap it fits perfectly with this chippy frame!

Sunday, November 7, 2010

Secretary

Sure wish I had one, then MAYBE I could find my before picture. Remember the dresser/secretary I picked up off the curb? I know I still can't believe someone threw this away! The mirror finally got re attached and a fresh coat of paint. I am so pleased with the way it turned out!

Friday, November 5, 2010

Basket Raffle

If you are local, the Remington Craft Fair is going on tomorrow at the high school. The Field Hockey team will be selling raffle tickets for this basket. Lots of goodies, a flame less candle, tarts, candles, coffee mug, seeds, handmade labels, a Christmas sign, picture frame and lots of other goodies. Stop by and check it out!


Wednesday, November 3, 2010

Dresser

Remember the estate sale I spoke about before? I picked up this dresser there too. We had to carry it down two flights of stairs and boy was it heavy. Obviously in need of a fresh look too.
Here is the after...gone are the stickers and shelf liner paper on the top. Fresh paint and a new lease on life!

Sunday, October 31, 2010

Mirror Image

While at Marshells the other day I found two chandelier decals on clearance. They were cute so I picked them up. I didn't want to put it on the wall so I attached one to an old mirror I had.
Love how it turned out, what do you think?

Saturday, October 30, 2010

Congratulations Varsity Field Hockey!

Here are the senior girls, today was their last official game. The had a great run and were Champions in their division this year!

We were up at 4:30 am to make the team breakfast before they went out to play their sectional game. Unfortunately they lost but they had a GREAT year. I am so proud of Kimberly and the team! After six years of watching Field Hockey it has come to an end. I still don't understand the game, LOL

Monday, October 25, 2010

Stairway

Remember the paper treatment I did at my space in The Shops at 25 West? Well I LOVED it so much I decided to do it in my home too. I chose the stairway as I just wanted it to be an accent wall. It isn't finished as you can see in the picture but it looks great already. Over the paper I hung my favorite frames that I white washed. I hung a candelabra as well to add to the look.
I was difficult to get a good picture. My house is divided, my two daughters think it looks good. My son questions my choice and my husband only said I hope this isn't permanent, you aren't gluing it are you?
I will share the final "look" with you when it is all done. Have you done anything outragous in your home latley and LOVE how it turned out?

Friday, October 22, 2010

I'm Here!

I am still alive! As I mentioned before my camera died, I feel so lost without it. Anyone know if you can have a camera repaired? Is there a camera repairman?? I dug out my old camera and took a bunch of pictures, couldn't find the cord to plug it in to the computer and I lost the camera. Just my luck! I did find it and next I will find that cord!

I haven't been creating too much things have been very busy! Tonight is Kimberly's last regular season Field Hockey game. Her team is undefeated in the league! They are playing amazingly this year! Sectionals are next but it won't be two to three games a week! In addition to Field Hockey my son plays football so add one game a week for that. Tomorrow is he last game and if they win they will also be undefeated! GO BOMBERS! One good thing is he plays JV so no playoffs. I am ready to have time to paint and create at night again and NOT eat dinner at 9 o'clock.

I will be back soon with some pictures I promise! This Saturday is the annual open house at The Shops at 25 West. Stop by for some food, door prizes and a demonstration! Hope to see you there!

Wednesday, October 13, 2010

Estate Sales

I picked up these two pieces of furniture that were left over from an estate sale. It feels strange going through someones things after they are deceased. All their belongings spread out for people to pick through. I guess it makes me feel better that I am giving them new life. I really loved this chair and new it could be great.
This cute table was in the basement covered in cobwebs!
I picked up a sheet from Salvation Army for $1.00 that worked wonderfully to recover the cushion.
The table is just darling now with a stained top and white legs. I actually think these pieces go together quite well.
Sorry for the poor pictures my camera is still acting up, I may have to break down and buy a new one. I did dig out my old camera but of course I can't find the cord to load the pictures on the computer so I am stuck using my phone.

Sunday, October 10, 2010

A New Look

My space at The Shops at 25 West got a little face lift. The picture isn't too great my camera died. It is driving me crazy I am going to dig out my old camera today. It has to take better pictures then my phone!
Furniture 20% off. Fall and Christmas signs over 50% off.

Wednesday, October 6, 2010

Monday, October 4, 2010

Pumpkins

Finally painted a Fall sign, here it is...
Would you like one? $20.00 plus shipping. Send me an email, cchoover1@yahoo.com

Sunday, October 3, 2010

Perfect Fall Day

We ventured out to see the Salmon River Falls. WOW is all I could say. Apparently normally it is just a trickle of eater going over the falls.
Not today, look at all that water. We have had a lot of rain so I guess this is the result.


After words we went to the apple orchard.

Ventured into a corn maze
It was a perfect fall day yesterday!

Thursday, September 30, 2010

Can't let go of summer...

For some reason I find myself painting more garden inspired signs. Does that make sense since it is Fall? Remember this one from yesterday...
Here is my latest one similar yet different. Are you finding it hard to transition to fall?
I am linking up to My Romantic Home Show and Tell Friday.